Sunday, January 01, 2012
I went to bed this morning at 12:30am after bringing in the New year with my wife and daughters. It is 3:30 am and I am wide awake. Why am I awake after only 3 hours of sleep.? Life's issues and stresses are weighing heavy on my mind. A church friend once used the phrase, "Life is messy." Wow, she is so right! Some of the mess has been created by me, such as not taking good care of myself, causing my health to decline more each year. Some of the mess is events out of my control, like the actions of other people. Isn't it funny how sometimes we think as we get older life will get simpler? At this point, my life is more complicated than ever. Every December 31, I think about the things that happened in the past year and wonder what will happen in the New year. This past year has been very difficult and honestly, very depressing. So as I was walking towards the computer to check-in with Sparkpeople. GOD put the word hope, in my mind. The New Year brings something very special. HOPE. Hope is an amazing word. My christian beliefs are based on hope. So in this New Year, I am full of hope. Hope that I will get a handle on things I can control, how I treat others, myself and my savior, Jesus Christ. And hope that I will trust GOD in the things in life that I cannot control. At the beginning of each year I also wonder, "Is this the year that I take the actions in my life that will turn everything in the right direction for me." Honestly, this year has to be the year that everything changes, or else the results will be devastating for me and those who love me.
So the word of the year for me is hope. And to those who read this, I wish you all a wonderful New Year and desire that you do not lose hope but you embrace it. May you all reach the goals you strive for this year.